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Creating reminders is much faster now. Instead of a confirmation screen or prompt, it's just created now.

You can tap Edit after if it needs to be tweaked.

This approach is better IMO - assume it worked rather than the opposite. 
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+Richey Flenner​ iGoogle was one I loved back in my high-school days. I loved that virtual hamster pet on my home page.
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So when you delete photos from your camera app, for example, or some gallery, it didn't used to sync these deletions to Photos. But with the new Photos feature, it now notices and prompts to delete in Photos too. Brilliant?

It's actually a real problem, especially if you take burst shots. If I took 8 burst photos, then deleted all but 1, in Photos all 8 used to remain, which was super annoying. Not anymore if I understand correctly!
Google Photos is still trying to find the best ways to reconcile between your locally stored photos and your cloud photos in the most seamless and lea... by Rita El Khoury in Applications, News
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It's always been the case on the iOS app, I didn't know it wasn't so on Android as well
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Currently digging.

#trap   #remix   #elephante   #stephen
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Stephen - Crossfire (Elephante Remix) by Elephante
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Friggn love the original and all remixes!!
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I actually really love the new filled out buttons and the Nexus flair around the home button. Bring it, Google! 
What you're looking at above could well be the appearance of the navigation bar in Android N on Google's next Nexus phones, Marlin and Sailfish, when they... by David Ruddock in Leaks, Marlin, News, Rumors, Sailfish
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+Anthony DelliGatti each of these modules had it's pros and cons, but the thing they had in common was they all made android sexy AF lol
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UK, you going to be OK there, lad? 🇬🇧 
The UK votes to leave the European Union, prompting David Cameron to announce he is to step down as prime minister - and UKIP leader Nigel Farage to declare it "independence day".
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And they are not from EFTA. lol
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Wow.
 
Wow... The value of the British Pound is in a state of free-fall and is currently at its lowest point since 1984 and does not look like it will be stopping any time soon.

This is a disaster that will clearly put Great Britain in a state of recession for some time.

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+Mari Donkers Care to return to this post in another 2 years after that prediction is proven incorrect?
All 3 of those sites are heavily biased, pro-remain proponents - they'll show you any slant they can fabricate to get a your clicks.
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Holy shit, it's actually happening?
BBC forecast: UK votes to leave European Union with 309 out of 382 results declared
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+Matt Treasure no I mean actual dictators.
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One of our tipsters noticed a pretty... curious service name inside Android Pay, which could be misconstrued as a joke in poor taste given recent gun-related events.

The name of the service is GunsRegistrationService. You may have raised an eyebrow just now, but there doesn't seem to be anything remotely controversial (besides the timing and the unfortunate abbreviation) going on here.

I looked inside the APK and found many things related to "guns": http://i.imgur.com/LVyhAfa.png.

Guns itself seems to be an abbreviation which probably stands for something like Google User Notification Service (thanks +Cody Toombs). For example, a lot of the code is sitting in \com\google\android\libraries\social\notifications\service and some more in com\google\commerce\tapandpay\android\guns so it's clearly related to notifications/social and Tap and Pay, not your neighborhood armory or guns shop.

So, the pitchforks can remain untouched for another day. Maybe until Android Pay is weaponized by the Google Skynet and rises up to kill all humans.
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+Nicholas Brickhouse blah blah blah...
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Makes sense for when you call Nexus support. 
A long-standing gap in the Nexus device feature-set for "normal" buyers has been live on-device support. In the event you need help setting up your Nexus s... by David Ruddock in Android N, Exclusives, Leaks, Marlin, News, Rumors, Sailfish
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+Jon Eslick usually there isn't a number you call, you put down your number and the issue and they'll call you when it's your turn. 
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My replacement Pixel C has been running without any spontaneous reboots for several days now, which is great. It's a shame I and many others had to run into the issue which Google still hasn't repaired in the first place.

However, even though I have new hardware, I can't believe I'm going to say it but the bug with the brightness slider not working when adaptive brightness is on (which is the default setting btw) is still there, even after the latest (June) OTA. Unbelievable - a major feature of the tablet still doesn't work to this day, now many months after launch. If you want brightness to work, better turn off adaptive.
 
My initial review of the Pixel C that I received a few days ago.

1. Before the initial OTA, touch was laggy as all hell, worst device since OnePlus One before it got its touchscreen patches. After the OTA (M, not going to put N preview on this), touch works great and there are 0 touchscreen issues at this point.

2. I haven't rebooted the Pixel C for over a day now, and as far as performance goes, this thing is absolutely insane. It's the snappiest Android device and by faaaaaar the snappiest and smoothest Android tablet, bar none. I'm talking iPad levels of smoothness and lack of lag.

It is pretty amazing that such a device finally exists, though I wonder if it will stay this way if I keep adding apps. I put the same amount I usually have on all my tablets, and the Nexus 9, the Shield Tablet, the Nexus 7 2013, or the LG G Pad GPE can't touch it with a 12-mile pole. Though the funny part there is the Nexus 7 2013 and the G Pad GPE are smoother than the Nexus 9 and the Shield Tablet. 

3. The camera on the Pixel C, not that I'm planning to ever use one, is absolute shit. Garbage. Yeah, definitely never using it.

4. The main nav buttons being banished to bottom left and bottom right corners instead of being in the familiar middle. Not a fan, learning to deal, but I don't see much of a point. Yeah, they're closer to where my thumbs are, but oftentimes, I reach with the wrong hand for a button that used to be in the middle but is now all the way on the other side. I'm also used to center buttons, so unless Google changes it everywhere, the muscle memory is going to be a bitch.

5. Battery life is great. It's way better than any other Android tablet I'd used. The Nexus 9 would have died by now, and I still have 43% with 4.5 SoT, over a day uptime, and pretty heavy usage. I consider that pretty good for a tablet of this size.

6. The brightness slider doesn't work in the latest M build unless I disable Adaptive brightness. Then it works right. With adaptive though, sliding it doesn't change the brightness whatsoever.

7. The 10.2" screen size is too big for me. I'm not used to such large tablets anymore, and the 9", 8", and 7" sizes are far more usable and portable in my opinion. However, because it's such a monster performance-wise, I'm going to use the Pixel C as my primary go-to tablet around the house from now on.

2560x1800 means the ratio is ~1.42, and at 10", it makes it even harder to hold and type in portrait. I do appreciate the extra height in landscape though. But yeah, too big for my liking.

8. Keyboard/dock. I'm not going to get one. Don't need it, got one for the Nexus 9 and I hate it and pretty much never use it. 

9. The signature Pixel-style glowing bar acts as a battery meter that turns on when you pick up the tablet. It is pretty cool, but it's not a big deal to me.

10. The magnets inside the Pixel C that make it stick to fridges is cool in theory, but it doesn't stick to mine, or anything else in my kitchen for that matter, due to the materials used in the doors. Plus, I'm fine using it on the counter with a simple case stand.

11. I tried Xcom Enemy Within https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tt2kgames.xcomew but it didn't run at all and displayed black screens and artifacts everywhere. I assume it's something to do with the Tegra XI processor in the Pixel C, so I'm going to blame 2K Games for the bug.

12. I unlocked the bootloader right away, as I always do, and found that Google has done something absolutely ridiculous on the Pixel C compared to other stock Android devices. When you boot up, there's a message that literally says you have to wait 30 seconds for the boot to even start because of the unlocked bootloader, followed by an annoying high-pitch beep. Compared to the Nexus's maybe 5-10s boot message, 30 seconds is ridiculous.

13. Forgot to mention - USB-C port. Love it! I have USB-C cables all over the house now because both my wife and I are on the Nexus 6P.

So this is my review of the Pixel C after about 2 days of relatively heavy usage. It's a beast. I hope the performance sticks around, because I don't want to be disappointed by Android yet again.
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+Gary Chen thats a bit scary...that is what I had to do with the nexus 9, I really hope this does not end up being the case on the pixel c as well. So far in my fist week with the device it has been one of the best performing devices I have used, really hope it stays that way.
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You have to be a special kind of idiot to brag about a robbery on Facebook, publicly (as in, the privacy controls were set to "public," not even "friends"). And then also get paid $1300 for $500k of goods.

Here's the video. Which they posted with "public" as the privacy setting. And it's still up and still public. I have no idea what they're saying in it most of the time: https://www.facebook.com/raderius/videos/vb.100000604085279/1297893936907397
A Florida burglar who posted a Facebook video bragging about a $500,000 jewelry haul has landed himself and one of his accomplices in jail, police said on Thursday.
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+Lokifish Marz I'm sure it might have had something to do with his recent visit to an all expenses paid concrete resort. He probably just made bail.
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Yes yes yes, multiple waypoints are actually coming!
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I can't even see how to add a single waypoint...
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